Happy New Year from the Piermont Library! Our building is open and we look forward to seeing you soon.
As we are once again seeing rapidly changing safety recommendations due to Covid, we suggest that you consult our website or call us for the latest protocols.
Curbside Service is still available too. You can use our catalog to place a request for items, and then give us a call to pick up. You can also ask a librarian questions by phone, or email. Remember, you can also use the Library remotely, anywhere and anytime!
Our Hours Are:
Monday thru Thursday - 10am to 8pm
Friday - 10am to 5pm
Saturday - 10am to 4pm
Our events calendar at
http://piermontlibrary.evanced.info/signup has complete details and registration information on all programs. If a program is full, please use the wait list as we do have spaces open up and it helps us plan for future programming. Please call us at 845-359-4595 with any questions.
Image by Robert Adzema
Virtual Art Show of the Month
Piermont Marsh Watercolors
by Robert Adzema
January 3rd - 31st
For the month of January, the Piermont Library presents Piermont Marsh Watercolors by Robert Adzema. You can view the show here https://www.piermontlibrary.org/artist-of-the-month/
From the artist......
Please join me for this virtual viewing of a collection of my watercolor paintings of our beautiful Piermont Marsh.
All these watercolors were painted on location in all types of weather, times of day and seasons of the year.
I paint in watercolors because it is a lightweight and easily transportable medium. Using colors, water and paper, it is a fluid medium for painting which rewards working quickly particularly when trying to capture changing and dramatic light effects or weather conditions.
All the paintings are for sale with a portion of any sales going to benefit the Piermont Library.
Calling All Crafters!
Are you arts and crafty? Would you like to sell your creations at our winter craft fair? Contact us today to find out how to apply to be a vendor!
Monarch Butterflies and
Thursday, January 13th, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Join us for a talk presented by Mich Brisson!
From the presenter:
"This is a two part talk. In the first half- I will share a bit about my experiences raising monarch butterflies- how and why I got involved, splashes of what I have learned over the years and some ideas of how you can support the lives and migration of these marvelous insects in your own backyard!
Speaking of your own backyard - in the second half - the focus will be on what is happening in one of our Piermont parks. Through the Piermont Parks Commission and in conjunction with our DPW, I am working in Half-Moon Park restoring it with native trees, shrubs and plants. Learn about this ongoing project that not only supports biodiversity locally but invites community participation via gardening and art. A resource page will be provided to all participants."
Tuesday and Wednesday, January 11th and January 12th, all day
The librarians will be coming to work in their pajamas! If you stop by in your pajamas too we'll give you a special gift!
Join us for our lively Adult Book Discussion Group! Our selection for January is Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead.
We are hoping to meet in person at the library beginning in January. Please contact the library at 845-359-4595 if you are a new member planning to attend so we can add you to our email list. New members are always welcome!
The Light in Ordinary Days: New Paintings by Dan Lukens continues to be on display in our gallery spaces. We look forward to the day we can once again have in-person programming and celebrate his art with a reception.
From the artist.....
The best in our lives, I believe, resides in familiar things and often overlooked places. In a path well traveled, foliage changing with the season, or a face we know, there is a refuge in the sublime light in ordinary days.
Museum Passes are Back!
Free with your library card! We have passes for Brooklyn Botanic Garden; Children's Museum of Manhattan; Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; and Storm King Art Center.
Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, January 12th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Some of our meetings may be virtual, using Zoom: if you are planning on attending, please email email@example.com to confirm location.
Estate Planning and
Elder Law Seminar
Tuesday, January 18th, 1:00 pm
Learn how to protect your family. Plan your estate to make sure it is preserved not only for you, but for generations to come. Presented by Ari Zaltz, Esq. of Haas & Zaltz, LLP
Susan and Art Zuckerman Presents:
Murder, Mayhem, and Scandals
Thursday, January 27th, 7:00 pm
Are you interested in finding out about being tarred and feathered, shot by the Black Hand in Little Italy, being caught in a great fire or ravishing flood, participating in a riot, attending some fascinating trials, or encountering some of the most unsavory characters who ever lived in New York City? Then, this is the presentation for you. Don’t worry, it isn’t as gory as it sounds.
You must register to attend this program. Registration closes at noon on the day of the program. Zoom links will be sent out after registration closes.
Winter Arts and Crafts Fair
Saturday, January 29, 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Join us for our first annual Arts and Crafts Fair! To be held inside the library, we will have local crafters selling many wonderful and unique things! We will run a 50/50 raffle throughout the day, with the drawing to be held at 3pm.
--We are still looking for more vendors to sell at our fair! If you are interested, please call us at the library or stop by to find out more!--
Virtual Tour of
New York Public Library
Monday, January 31st, 7:00 pm
NYPL docent Joan Marlow Golan will take you on a virtual tour of the iconic New York Public Library’s Central Research Library for the Humanities and Social Sciences on Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street. The tour includes the story of how the beloved Library Lions got their names, a brief description of the building’s Beaux Arts architecture and modern South Court addition, and visits to its most famous rooms Along the way, you will learn about some of NYPL’s greatest benefactors and most famous patrons, and why it has a “lovebirds’ corner.”
You must register to receive the zoom link. Link will be sent out after 12pm the day of the event, when registration closes.
Baby and Toddler Story Time
POSTPONED AT PRESENT DUE TO CURRENT COVID PRECAUTIONS
Mondays, 11:00 - 11:30 AM or
Mondays, 2:00pm - 2:30 pm
Join Ms. Nancy and Ms. Judy for some songs and stories! Children up to 3 years old with caregiver may come and join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required.Children up to 3 years old with caregiver may come and join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Story Time is currently indoors. Registration is required as space is limited. You must register for each session individually.
Registration will be limited to 8 "pods" per session. Each pod can consist of no more than 2 adults and 2 children.
Walk-up will be accepted if there are unfilled registration slots at the start of a session. If you have registered but are no longer able to attend, please let us know so we can pass you spot to someone else.
MLK Day Book Discussion
Thursday, January 13th, 5:00 - 6:00
Join us in a discussion of Amanda Gorman's Change Sings in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Please pick up materials from the library on January 11th or 12th. Please go to our calendar at piermontlibrary.org to sign up for this program. You will be sent a link.
Calling All Writers!
Wednesday,December 8th, 6:00 - 7:00
If you love to write, join us as Ms. Nancy reads a short story which we will discuss. Then you may read some of your writing to the group. (If you wish, you may e-mail your written material to Ms. Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will read it anonymously to the group.) We will discuss poetry, stories, or anything you've put down on paper. After you sign up, you may come to the library and pick up a new writing book!
Wednesday Book Club
Wednesday, January 26th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
All readers from 3rd to 6th grade are welcome for virtual book talks and more. Our first book of the year will be TheWild Robot by Peter Brown. Books to check out will be available at the library starting Monday, December 27th. Please go to our website at piermontlibrary.org to sign up for this program. You will be sent a link.
She Persisted Book Club
Thursday, January 20h, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Join us for the latest book in the She Persisted series. For January, we will be reading about Maria Tallchief. There will be a free book at the library for the first 5 people who register! There will also be books available to check out from the library. Please go to our calendar at www.piermontlibrary.org to sign us for this program. You will be sent a link.
Rockland County 4H Presents: Fun with Public Speaking
Tuesday, January 25th, 4:30 - 5:30
During this interactive session, youth ages 8+ will play games and learn how to effectively create and present a public presentation. Participants will receive valuable suggestions and resources, and will be invited to participate in the (free) 4-H Public Presentation Event in March!
Art Classes Coming Late Winter!
Grades 1 - 12
Our popular Art Classes for Grades 1 - 12 will be resuming late winter! Stay tuned for registration information. We look forward to seeing all of our very talented young artists!